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Eastvalley Elementary School

Eagle Eyes a Publication of your Eastvalley PTA®

September 2009

Welcome Dr. Sage Doolittle Eastvalley’s new Assistant Principal!

every child. one voice.® Eastvalley Elementary School National School of Excellence Karen Wacker, Principal 2570 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30067 (770) 578-7214

Kristen Pyle

Co-President, Eastvalley PTA 770-321-1168 co-president1@eastvalleypta.org

Tammy Feilmeier

Co-President, Eastvalley PTA 770-973-3923 co-president2@eastvalleypta.org

The Eastvalley Pledge On our wings, we pledge to do our best, in our country and in our school. We fly beyond the common, being respectful to all people, in all we do at Eastvalley.

A look Inside this Issue .....

- EV Braves Night - Fall Festival - Reflections - Foundation Update - Box Tops Program

I am delighted to be joining this dynamic school community. Thank you so much for the warm welcome. It is an honor and privilege to serve the students, teachers, and parents of such a wonderful neighborhood school. I am impressed with the high caliber instruction of our teachers, enthusiasm for learning from our students, and dedicated parents who actively participate in their child’s education. We are all committed to academic excellence! Since I am new to Eastvalley, I would like to share a little bit about myself. This is my eighteenth year in education and thirteenth year with the Cobb County School District. Prior to moving to Atlanta in 1996, I taught various grade levels in New York. I was a fifth grade teacher in Cobb County before moving into leadership. This is my fifth year in administration. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Dr. Sage Doolittle, Assistant Principal Elementary Education and I received a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology. I completed a Specialist’s Degree in Educational Leadership and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Educational Leadership. As you can see, I enjoy being a student as well as being a teacher and administrator! When I am not at Eastvalley, I love family time with my husband and son. My hobbies include cooking, swimming, traveling, and going to football games. If I can be of assistance to you or your child, please do not hesitate to contact me at Eastvalley. For our children,

Dr. Sage Doolittle

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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A Letter From Our Principal Dear Eastvalley Parents, Welcome back to another exciting school year at Eastvalley. We are happy you are returning or that you have joined the family here. Welcome to our over 60 children who are new to Eastvalley this year. We have added 2 new Kindergarten classes since the beginning of school. Please check your child’s bookbag nightly for communicaKaren Wacker, Principal tion from the school. We are trying to send most flyers and letters home on Tuesdays this year, but we may have to send something another day and don’t want you to miss it. Check out our website at www.eastvalleyelementary.com. You can find a lot of information that you will need there. I have my own blog on the website under the administration tab. Click on my name and it will take you to the blog. I try to keep you informed of the latest happenings there. I will also be doing automated call outs periodically to let you know of any upcoming events. If you come to Eastvalley during the school day for any reason, please know that we require you to check in at the office to get a visitor’s badge. This includes the morning when you want to walk your child to class. We must know who is in our building at all times for the safety of all children and staff members. Please know that we take your child’s safety seriously and hope that you will cooperate with this requirement. If you want to talk to your child’s teacher, please make an appointment with them. Drop in conferences are not allowed in the mornings or afternoons. Teachers have enormous responsibilities in supervision of students and cannot relinquish those duties. They will be happy to meet with you at their planning time or later in the afternoon when their supervision duties are over. Thank you for having your child prepared to come to school! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you or your child this school year. My email is Karen.wacker@cobbk12.org. Have a great year!

Karen Wacker Principal

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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BRAVES Night

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at Turner Field, Monday, September 28th - Game is Monday, September 28, 2009 - Braves vs. Florida Marlins ~ 7:05pm 1st pitch - Blocked section of seats just for Eastvalley families & friend. Discounted Upper Box tickets only $6.00 each (reg. $12.00) - Game opener: Eastvalley Eagle Chorus selected to sing The Star-Spangled Banner on the field! - Fill in the form below, make your check payable to Eastvalley, use school pay envelope, and drop it in the cafeteria safe. - Chorus members do need a ticket to get in just like everyone else. - Tickets will be sent home with your child the week before the game. - Transportation to the game not provided. Discounted parking passes available for $10 instead of $12! - Ticket sales end September 11th, so return the form today! What better way to celebrate Eastvalley than to have some fun with friends and family, hear the Award Winning Eastvalley Eagle Chorus and watch some professional baseball! Come join us! It will be lots of fun!! Dr. Bernard, Chorus Director ♫ 770-578-7214 X 244 Anthony.Bernard@Cobbk12.org

BRAVES TICKET ORDER FORM for Monday, September 28, 2009 (Complete this form and return it with your check made payable to Eastvalley in school payment envelope by September 11, 2009)

Child’s Name (for ticket delivery) _____________________________________

Classroom Teacher’s Name _________________________________________

Number of discounted parking passes ______ x $10 = $____________

Number of Upper Box Tickets ______ x $6 = $____________

Total Amount Enclosed

$_____________

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Eastvalley Fall Festival Saturday, October 3rd 11:00 am - 3:00 pm The First Big Party of the school year is just around the corner! Come join your friends for a great day of Fun, Food and Entertainment. Admission and activities are FREE for all and nominal fees for food and raffles.

- Lots of Moonwalks - Spiderman Bungee Climb - DJ and the “Kiss the ????” contest - Carnival Games and Crafts - Great Raffle Baskets - Great Food—(Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Nachos and more)

- Popcorn and Snow Cones…

CO/MO’s 5th Grade Class Needs Help!

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The Diane Cordova/Virginia Morgan (CO/MO) 5th grade class needs your help! We are trying to collect ONE MILLION soda tabs. Please help us by taking the tabs off your aluminum cans and bringing them in to school. Just give the tabs to your teacher and she will get them to the 5th grade. Let’s see if we can reach our goal of ONE MILLION!

October 23rd - Movie Night Save the Date! The Foundation Fall Movie Night is Friday, October 23rd. More information will be coming soon. Hope to see you there!

Kids Chess

The Eastvalley Chess Club would like to congratulate all of last year’s participants, including our Cham-

Call for Fall Festival Volunteers If you would like to volunteer the day of the event, please contact Doreen Waugaman at doreenwaugaman@hotmail.com. We need our wonderful Eastvalley volunteers to make this big event a GREAT one. Thank you for supporting Eastvalley…

pions, Kyle Dugan and Charlie Zimmerman! The Chess Club is scheduled to begin meetings on Wednesdays starting in September. Don’t miss your chance to sign up for another great year. For details about the club, please call us at 770-575-5802 or check out www.kidchess.com.

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Eastvalley Reading Club Announces School Goal The Eastvalley Reading Club (EVRC) is pleased to announce its school goal for 2009-2010. 24,000 POINTS! EVRC is asking for donations of new or gently used books of all reading levels. Please drop donations in the designated box in the school office. The Eastvalley library catalog can be found on the Cobb Virtual Library. Information regarding tests, reading levels and points for books can be found there.

There is a link to the Cobb Virtual Library on the Eastvalley website. You should have received a flyer containing the user name & password.

Look for EVRC information in backpacks soon! If you have questions, please contact Rachel Blakeley at rachelblakeley@gmail.com Keep Reading!

National PTA Annual Reflections “Beauty Is ….” Tell us what beauty is to you in the form of art, music, dance, video, photography or writing! You are encouraged to participate in Reflections, the National PTA-sponsored cultural arts program. Eastvalley artists may submit entries in any or all of six art areas: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, film/video production or dance choreography. Entries must reflect the student’s own interpretation of the theme “Beauty Is …” and adhere to the program rules established by the National PTA. You can find the Reflections program rules and entry forms in Spanish and English on the Eastvalley PTA website (www.eastvalleypta.org). A copy of these guidelines and entry forms will be available outside of the office as well. The deadline for submitting entries to the Reflections collection box in the Media Center is Friday, September 25th. Volunteers from the community with expertise in each art area will select our Eastvalley winners. All participants will receive certificates and winners will be honored at a special evening reception in October. If you have any questions, contact Susan Zenyuh (404) 421-4220 or Becki Goodloe 678-488-1636.

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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A Letter From our Eastvalley PTA Presidents Hey Families, Welcome back to our little school with a big heart. It was wonderful to see all the familiar faces and to welcome some new ones at both orientations. The school year is off to a wonderful start and everyone is falling into a nice routine. A big thank you to all that have joined the PTA and made such generous donations. Remember, it’s never too late to join the PTA! We encourage you to buy memberships for each person in your family for just $5 each. Your $5 will help fund programs such as Art Print, Fall Festival, International Night, Eastvalley Reading Club (EVRC), Science Day, Math Club (E=MC2) and many other wonderful activities. New this year, the Father/Son, Mother/Son, and other feebased events will offer a discounted charge for PTA members only to show our appreciation. Your membership also entitles you to discounts at some local merchants and national vendors. Currently our membership is up 15% from last year and we have met two major goals set by the Georgia PTA and The National PTA – we are on a roll, so let’s keep it going! In addition to your PTA membership we need volunteers to help with the fun events and educational programs at our school. Be sure to check out the Eastvalley PTA website at www.eastvalleypta.org to see where help is needed, and contact our Volunteer Coordinator Jyl Ozkan at ozkan@bellsouth.net if you have time and talents to donate! It doesn’t have to be a big commitment, just tell us how much time you have to offer, we will find the right fit for you. First call for volunteers will be our Fabulous Fall Festival…Saturday October 3rd from 11:00-3:00. You can sign up via the website, or email Doreen Waugaman, doreenwaugaman@hotmail.com.

This is going to be a great year!

Tammy Feilmeier and Kristen Pyle

Your Eastvalley PTA Co-Presidents 2009-2010

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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FOUNDATION UPDATE

Entertainment Books

September 2009

2009 – 2010 Priority Project List

The Foundation will be raising monies this year for the purpose of purchasing Smart Response Systems, student listening centers, and laptop carts.

Sally Foster

Don’t forget to order your 2010 Entertainment book through the Eastvalley Foundation. Save big with lots of coupons and support Eastvalley at the same time! Visit our website for the order form.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to buy and sell the Sally Foster products. It was a great success! The Foundation has pledged to buy 5 Smart Response Systems (formerly Senteo Response Systems). Now there will be one for each Smart Board in every grade!

Spirit Night

Parent Challenge

Connected 3rd Grade Teachers

Wow! What a response! At print time for this newsletter, we had received over $3000 in donations, with more coming in! The teachers are thrilled and will be receiving their gift cards this month. Thanks for support­ing your child’s teacher. And thank you to all the parents and families for your generous donations.

Save The Date - Movie Night

The Foundation Fall Movie Night is Friday, October 23rd. More information will be coming soon. Hope to see you there!

The next Saporitos’ Spirit Night is Thursday, October 8th. Come join other Eastvalley families for fun, food, and fundraising. A portion of the evening’s proceeds is donated to the Foundation to fund its 2009-2010 Priority Projects.

The Foundation has donated and installed CAT5 cables in the 3rd Grade trailers, enabling the teachers to connect their laptops to the school network.

Join Foundation

Consider becoming a part of the Eastvalley Foundation. We are here to improve your child’s education and there’s nothing more important than that. You can find out more on our new and improved website, EastvalleyFoundation.org

Foundation Board Officers

Alisha Hargett, President Liz Gainsford, Vice President Gretchen Buchanan, Treasurer Michelle Zimmerman, Secretary Holly Shetty, Secretary-Elect Geoffrey Osborne, Web Admin. Janice Ritt, Faculty Advisor

ahargett@eastvalleyfoundation.org lgainsford@bellsouth.net gretchenbuchanan@mindspring.com Zaczim3@aol.com shettys@att.net gnosborne@gmail.com janiceritt@cobbk12.org

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Box Tops For Education The Box Tops For Education program is an ongoing fundraiser that is run through the Eastvalley PTA. There are two main ways to participate: ONE: CLIP AND SAVE the small pink “box tops” found on hundreds of products in grocery, discount, and club stores. There is no need to buy anything you wouldn’t ordinarily use, just check your groceries to see if they have a box top on them. When you find one, cut it out and put it into a zip lock baggie or an envelope. Save these box tops and when we have our Fall Collection Drive in October, your child can bring them in to the school. You might even want to encourage your extended family and friends to clip and save for you. Each box top is worth 10 cents for Eastvalley! They really add up - last year we were able to raise over $1,000 for the PTA! TWO: Shop online at the BOX TOPS MARKETPLACE. Go to btfe.com and you can shop at more than 100 retailers. Target and Lands End are just a couple of the stores you can browse through. A percentage of all qualifying purchases will be credited to Eastvalley. It’s simple! Also on the website, you can enter drawings to win thousands of additional box tops for Eastvalley. If you have any questions, please email Trayece Watts at trayecejay@gmail.com. Thank you to all of the families who help make Eastvalley the wonderful school that it is. We are looking forward to another great year!

Fall Fundraiser Thank You A big thank you to all the students and families who went bananas and sold Sally Foster products, magazines and Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough! We’ll let you know how much we raised and who the top sellers are in next month’s newsletter. The Eastvalley Foundation plans to use the money raised to purchase five Smart Response Systems for the school’s Smart Boards. Thank you for your support!

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

Smart Response Systems

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Prezads Famílias de Eastvalley, Bem vindos ao ano escolar de Eastvalley. Estamos felizes que retornaram ou se matricularam em nossa escola. Somos uma família. Damos as boas vindas aos 60 estudantes novos da Eastvalley. Temos 2 classes adcionais de Alfabetização desde que as aulas começaram. Por favor verifique a pasta diária de sua criança para comunicação entre a escola e casa. Tentaremos mandar todas as informações nas Terças-feira, porém talvez manKaren Wacker, Diretora daremos alguma comunicação em outro dia se necessário. Por favor visite o site www.eastvalleyelementary.com. Neste sítio você encontará informações importantes. Tenho minha página neste sítio sob o título de Administração. Os manterei informados sobre os últimos acontecimentos. Também farei algumas ligações telefonicas de vez em quando para informa-lhes dos acontecimentos. Todas as vezes que vier à Eastvalley, você deve primeiro passar pela secretaría assinar e usar um passe de visitantes. Mesmo se a visita for para levar sua criança à sala de aula antes do sino tocar. Deveremos ter uma contagem correta de todas as pessoas que estão em nossa escola a cada momento. Se necessita falar com o professor se seu filho(a), por favor agende um horário. Não permitimos que os pais tenham conferencias de manhã ou a tarde sem agendar um horário. Os professors tem uma grande responsabilidade em supervisionar os alunos e não podem atender aos pais a qualquer hora. Eles estarão disponíveis uma vez que agendem um horário e tenham planejado para outro funcionário supervisionar os alunos. Obrigada por manter sua criança preparado para escola! Por favor nos deixem saber se existe alguma coisa em que podemos ajudar para um bom ano escolar. Meu enderço eletrônico é Karen. Wacker@cobbk12.org. Tenham um bom ano escolar! Karen Wacker Diretora

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Prezadas Famílias de Eastvalley, Bem vindos a nossa pequena escola de grande coração. Foi maravilhoso ver rostos familiares e da as boas vindas nas duas noites de orientação. O ano escolar começou muito bem.Obrigada a todos que se escreveram paras serem membros da PTA e por suas doações generosas. Lembrem-se nunca é tarde para registrar-se na PTA! O custo para membrezia é $5.00 e todos de sua família podem ser membros da PTA. Seu pagamento de $5.00 ajuda a programos tais como Artes, festval de outono, noite internacional, clube de leitura da Eastvalley(EVRC), dia da ciência, clube da Matemática(E=MC2) e muito mais. O que é novo este ano é que os eventos de Pai/filho, Mãe/filha e outros eventos pagos serão oferecidos a um preço com disconto para os membros do PTA para mostrar que apreciamos. Seu cartão de membro benefecia para discontos em várias lojas. Este ano nossa percentagem de membros esta a 15 % acima do que o ano passado e alcançamos a meta estipulada pelo PTA da Geórgia e PTA nacional. Vamos continuar “progressando”. Além de ser membros do PTA, necessitamos voluntários para judar com eventos e programas educacionais em nossa escola. Visite o site do PTA Eastvalley www.eastvalleypta.org para saber em que áreas necessitamos de ajuda ou entre em cntacto com Jyl Ozkan, ozkan@bellsouth.net, nossa coordenadora e comparta seu talento conosco. Não é necessário se comprometer, apenas uma pouca ajuda. Sua primeira oportunidade para ajudar será no festival de outono…Sábado, 3 de Outubro 11:00 – 15:00hrs. Você pode registrar-se no nosso site ou escrevendo paa Doreen Waugaman no endereço doreenwaugaman@hotmail.com.

Este ano vai ser maravilhoso!

Tammy Feilmeier and Kristen Pyle

Co-presidentes da PTA de Eastvalley 2009-2010

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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Festival de Outono da Eastvalley 3 de Outubro 11:00 – 15:00hrs. A primeira festa em nossa escola sera em breve… Venham e participem neste dia de divertimentos, comidas e atrações.Entradas e as atividades são grátis… uma pequena taxa será cobrada para comidas e sorteios.

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-- Please send your monthly contributions to Susie Cary at susie.cary@gmail.com. -- Our next newsletter deadline is October 5th and will go home October 20th.

If you are a PTA member, you can place an advertisment in the Eagle Eyes newsletter or on the Eastvalley PTA website.

- Escorregadores - Escada do homen aranha - Música ao vivo e concurso de “Beije o??? - Jogos e artesanatos - Sorteios maravilhosos - Comidas-(hamburguer, cachorro quente, nachos,e mais) Pipoca e sorvete…

Precisamos de voluntários Se você pode nos ajudar com este evento por favor entre em contato com Doreen Waugaman doreenwaugaman@hotmail. com. Precisamos de sua ajuda para que este evento seja um sucesso! Obrigada por ajudar Eastvalley.

The cost is $5 per month for organizations and $10 per month for businesses. Yearly rates are also available. Contact Susie Cary at susie.cary@gmail.com for Newsletter ads or Tony Antoniades at webmaster@eastvalleypta.org for Website Ads.

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org


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DATES TO REMEMBER

Our Eastvalley Partners Don’t forget to support our local companies and thank them for supporting our children’s education.

September

4 – Sally Foster orders due 7 – Labor Day holiday 10 – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 12 – East Cobber Parade 18 – Fall Picture Day 21 – 25 – Book Fair 24 – Family Math Night 25 – Reflections Entries Due 28 – Chorus sings at Braves Game

East Lake Location 2105 Roswell Road.

East Lake Shopping Ctr 2100 Roswell Road N.W.

October

3 – Fall Festival – 11am – 3pm 5 – Next Eagle Eyes Deadline 8 – Saporito’s Spirit Night 14 & 15 – Books for Breakfast 16 – Report Cards go home 21 – Early Release Day 26 – 30 – Red Ribbon Week 30 – PTA Board of Directors Meeting

November

3 – Election Day – no school 5 – PTA meeting with 2nd grade performance 12 – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 18, 19, 20 – Friends & Family Lunches 23 – 27 - Thanksgiving Holidays

2145 Roswell Rd, (770) 321-1371 www.mariettamartialarts.com

736 Johnson Ferry Road (770) 977-9789 www.sportsarama-usa.com

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd (770) 977-5557 www.peachtreegymnastics.com

2217 Roswell Rd (770) 973-4075 www.tigertkdacademy.com

PartNers at Large

December

3 – Chorus performs “Elfis & the Sleighriders” 10 – Saporito’s Spirit Night 11 – Spelling Bee 12 – Relay for Life Santa Shoppe 21 – Jan. 4 – Winter Holidays

School website: www.EastvalleyElementary.com

PTA website: www.eastvalleypta.org

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